In response to Ravi Shastri's suggestion that fewer teams play test cricket, Ravichandran Ashwin

Ravi Shastri said that 10-12 teams cannot play the longest game format . Former India Head Coach said that only the top five-six teams should play Test cricket .

Ravi Shastri, the former Head Coach of Team India, made a comment that 10-12 teams cannot play the longest game format and that only the top five-six teams can play against each other to ensure that Test cricket remains competitive.Off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin has since responded to the suggestion, saying the current system is fine, and he explained his reasoning behind the reasoning.Ashwin was speaking on his official YouTube channel, where he discussed Ireland and how the smaller nations should be given opportunities to play the longest format.Ravi Bhai has also suggested that Test cricket be played in a format that only 3-4 (sic) nations.But when 3-4 nations play, teams like Ireland will not have the opportunity to participate.

Your first-class structure will only improve when you play Test cricket.People will have more opportunities only when your first-class system is functional.And players who excel in first-class cricket mold their game to T20 cricket.So cricket has evolved, Ashwin said.You can see that from the top three Test-playing nations, you can even add it and make it 4-5.

In fact, a few are implying that India's first-class system can be expanded further, considering that Navdeep Saini and Washington Sundar have gone on to great success in county cricket as we speak.Is there a way for foreign players to come and play the Ranji Trophy?Ashwin said, How will you improve first-class cricket For that, Test cricket must be relevant in your region.Test cricket isn't interesting, but they will not play it with any enthusiasm.

Because there is no basis for first-class cricket.Everything is T20 cricket and leagues, and their Test cricket has gone down dramatically, and thus world cricket results are diminishing.Their cricket hasn't gone further than since the 2016 T20 World Cup.First-class cricket also needs a strong foundation.

Keep the top six players, keep the competition high, and keep the quality of cricket high, while still respecting quality over quantity.It's the only way to open up a space for other cricket to be played.If you want to spread the game, expand teams in T20 or one-day cricket, but in Test cricket, you will have to reduce the teams, and it won't matter if England doesn't come to England, said Shastri on Sky Sports.